product types: 

  • mandolins
  • acoustic guitars
  • electric guitars


​Bayard Blain enrolled in the Summit School of Guitar Building and Repair in Qualicum, BC in 2003. The school enlightened him to the tools & techniques needed to make guitars and he was soon making his own acoustic guitars using tools passed on to him from his grandfather. Blain made fifty or so flat top instruments before a friend commissioned a mandolin.  Carving has since become one of his passions - mandolins, mandolas, archtop guitars, bouzoukis, octave mandolins, and more. The nature of the business made him an obsessive wood collector. He invested in his own resaw and large milling capabilities, hand selecting every piece of each instruments from the board up.

Source: ​Bayard Guitars website (3 January 2020)


72703 Fayetteville , AR
United States
Arkansas US